By Ken Selvaggi
WAVE 3 Vice President and General Manager
One person can make a big difference in our world.
This Sunday marks the 65th
anniversary of a day celebrating the service of all United States military
veterans, and it is because of World War II Veteran Raymond Weeks, the "Father
of Veterans Day." He pitched the idea to
General Dwight Eisenhower of a National Veterans Day.
We salute the thousands of veterans living in Kentuckiana
and appreciate the many restaurants offering free meals to veterans
We encourage everyone to celebrate and honor our veterans
more than just one day a year.
November 11 used to be Armistice Day, the 11th
hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 when major
hostilities in World War I were formally ended with the Germans signing of the
Armistice and we began honoring World War I veterans.
Less than 10 percent of Americans have served in the military so it
is a very select group who we owe much to and need to show as much love and
appreciation for as we can.
Without them, our lives would be much different.
We don't say thank you enough in our daily lives but this is
a group of people who deserve a daily thank you!